The Dream Dress: Kelly Roza in Alia Bastamam
Custom-made for her, Kelly Roza's Alia Bastamam gown was a creation that she saw to alongside the designer from start to finish.
The beautiful wedding of Kelly Roza and Sazahan Yassin drew many dreamy sighs from us.
Blue was unmistakably the theme colour of the day, seen on a majority of her guests as well as aspects like the stationary set thoughtfully presented to her guests in an envelope for them to remember the special day by.
But nothing stole the show like the bride herself, who turned heads and quieted chatter the moment she walked in in an exquisite Alia Bastamam gown.
“As a traditional bride, it was all about classic silhouettes for me with lots of lace and tulle!” says Kelly. “As Alia is known for her charmed classics of soft movements, luscious fabric, fine tailoring and impeccable detailing, I knew she could create a charming yet luxurious classic wedding dress with a sophisticated sex appeal.”
Custom-made for her, it was a creation she saw to alongside the designer from start to finish. We got her to share with us more of the dress she says “turned out to be exactly how I envisioned it.”
No detail overlooked
Kelly chose Alia Bastamam to design her dress because of a long client-designer relationship that has always left her satisfied.
"Alia has done many of my previous dresses and baju kurungs for special occasions. She knows how to bring a glamorous interpretation of understated elegance to any of the outfits she creates. As the fussy Bridezilla I was, I was constantly worried about every single detail of the wedding and the dress. I made it a point to choose, check and approve the fine French Lace and beading details before anything was done." (swipe left for next page)
Sophisticated sex appeal
Having chosen a classic and fairly simple mermaid style, Kelly opted to let the detailing bring the wow factor.
"I love the delicate skin-coloured tulle that made my shoulders look bare yet is tailored nicely underneath my mum’s stunning emerald and diamond jewellery set. I also loved the intricate beading that was impeccably done from my shoulders right down to my wrists. " (swipe left for next page)
Romantic yet dramatic
The highlight of the dress was unmistakably the train and the veil.
"Timeless and elegant veils have long been a favourite. Nothing makes for a more dramatic entrance than a bride walking in with a long veil. To me, veils and trains go hand-in-hand in adding that extra romantic yet dramatic feel. As my mermaid-cut dress was fairly simple (not too structured or poofy), I knew I needed that extra wow factor and a show-stopping cathedral-length veil was definitely it!"
(Photos: Kelly Roza)
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